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Heidi St. John, Short Bio
A favorite speaker and author, Heidi St. John approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you. Heidi has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children and two grandsons! The St. Johns' children range in age from early elementary school to adult. They have homeschooled the kids all the way through high school.
Heidi is the author of seven books. Her most recent book, Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith releases September 2018 and is the latest in the MomStrong collection. Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight With All That's In You For Your Family and Your Faith, released along with a companion Bible Study and Journal sets a solid foundation for moms everywhere. Join Heidi at MomStrong International, an online ministry where women come together for weekly video-led Bible Studies, Scripture Writing, online and in real life fellowship.
Jay St. John, Short Bio
Jay has spent most of his life in full-time ministry. As a worship pastor, he has a passion for leading God’s people before the Throne in worship. His years of experience in leadership have provided the foundation for Firmly Planted Family Ministries, a parachurch ministry that encourages and equips parents as they seek to build stronger marriages and to disciple their children.
Heidi is the author of The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance: Nurturing Your Marriage Through the Homeschool Years. Her second book, The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight, was released early in 2012. She is the creator of a journal for moms called Words Along the Way: A Busy Mom's Journal which emphasizes the joys of journaling through the journey of motherhood. Her most recent book, Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith releases September 2018 and is the latest in the MomStrong collection. Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight With All That's In You For Your Family and Your Faith, released in the fall of 2017 along with a companion Bible Study and Journal. Heidi has also launched MomStrong International, and online and in real life ministry, in 2018, where she is equipping Christian women around the world to fight for their family and their faith through weekly Bible Studies and Scripture Writing challenges.
Heidi is represented by the William K. Jensen Literary Agency. Her most recent book, Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith releases September 2018 as the latest in the MomStrong collection, and is being published by Tyndale.
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A passion for ministry
Jay and Heidi are also the founders and executive directors of Firmly Planted Family Ministries, a parachurch organization dedicated to training and equipping parents to disciple their children by focusing on “the things of first importance” (1 Cor 15:3). Firmly Planted Family Ministries has been in operation since 2000 and has benefited thousands of families across North America and Europe.
The St. Johns travel and speak together throughout the year, encouraging couples in their marriages and training and equipping parents to disciple their children as part of their daily family life, using God's Word as their primary vehicle for spiritual growth and discussion.
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